What is the Goal of Parenting?

Twenty-first century parents are bombarded with parenting advice. From demanding over achievement from our children to the extreme hands-off approach to everything in between, isn't time we have a conversation about what the goal of parenting should be? In this session, Erika Christakis, Amy Chua, Lawrence Cohen and Ellen Galinsky discuss the loaded issue of parenting. Lori Gottlieb moderates the panel.

Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Read transcript now

Watch and Listen: Society

In Being Nixon, Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America’s 37th... See more
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) haunts some 300,000 veterans who have returned from Afghanistan or Iraq. Drugs... See more
Parenting is perhaps the most profound responsibility that adults can take on. There is no easy formula for raising... See more
Attitudes toward gender are a cultural signature. Women’s bodies and their dress are subject to ideological... See more
Entrepreneurs in the private and social sector share insights on the reality of making change. It’s not easy, but when... See more
In the United States today, nearly half of all children are born into families with low incomes. Bold leadership and... See more

Pages